Monday, March 30, 2009

In trouble


Lucas wasn't listening to me so I put him in the corner. Apparently, he has been there before because he didn't try to fight his way out. He screamed the whole time and Jon wanted to know how long I was going to leave him there. I only kept him there for a few minutes.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Lucas dancing

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Funfilled weekend!
















We had another full weekend back home in Maryville. We got home around 10:45pm Friday night. Lucas has slept most of the way in the car so when we got to Mom and Dad's, he was ready to play. He played for a good couple of hours before I said it was time for bed. Saturday we headed to Jon's parent's house to see his family. Lucas' cousins, Cole and Sammy, were in town too. That morning we went to see all the new baby animals at cousin Kim and Martin's. They had new puppies, a bottle calf and baby lambs. Lucas got to bottle feed one of the new lambs. He did such and awesome job. I was so proud of him. He wasn't too interested in the calf or the puppies. He wanted to run and explore on the farm. He hasn't gotten to do much of that since the weather has been so cold.
Saturday night we helped my parents celebrate their 35th Wedding Anniversary at Galvin's in St Joe. Good food, good fun! After returning home from St Joe, Jon, Lucas and I went to the VanCleave's for a visit. It had been awhile since we'd seen John, Patty and Andrea. Lucas put on another good show with his dance moves. He's becoming quite the dancer.

Sunday we hung out with Chris, DeAnn, Casey, Laura and Charlotte. It was nice seeing the gang again. We went back to my parent's to get things packed up, said our good-bye's and headed back to Jeff City.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Busy Saturday and Sunday
















My Mom and sister, Hillary, came down this weekend to visit and shop. I had to work Saturday so Mom and Hill had the pleasure of watching Lucas for a few hours. Jon had to go into HyVee for awhile and when he got home, Mom and Hill did a little shopping on their own. After I got off work we headed down to the Lake of the Ozarks to get some shopping in. Children's Place was having a huge sale on their winter items so I bought Lucas some new things for this fall and winter. Could I really pass up a fleece pullover for $1.99? Jon was on the hunt for new work shoes, which he did find. His old ones were looking pretty bad. After browsing through too many stores to count, Lucas let us all know that it was time to stop shopping. By the time we got home it was already after 7pm and Lucas needed to eat supper and get ready for bed. Mom and Hill went back to the hotel and we decided to meet for breakfast Sunday morning at HyVee.

Sunday morning was just like any morning for me, fighting with Lucas to get out of the bathtub, getting him dressed, putting on his shoes...when will it ever be simple. I thought breakfast would go ok but Lucas doesn't like sitting in the highchair for more then 20 minutes. So Grandma took him for a walk while the rest of us finished up our meal. After breakfast Mom and Hill hit the road headed back to Maryville and I needed a few things from the store. I try and be a nice Mommy and let Lucas ride in the themed carts. Lucky for us there was one left. Lucas does ok the first couple of isles but then he gets bored. He tries to stand while I push the cart, is constantly moving around and I keep asking nicely for him to sit on his bottom before he falls out. I wanted to get a movie for Jon and I so we walked over to the Redbox. While picking out a movie, Lucas is standing and leaning out the side of the cart. He is only 6-8inches off the ground while in the cart. The next thing I know, he goes head first onto the floor. The screaming and tears begin. I try to console but have to remind him that I warned him of what was to come if he didn't sit down. When we got home from grocery shopping I noticed the goose egg that was starting to form on Lucas' forehead. A perfect circle turning shades of purple and blue.

The afternoon brought the Duff's more visitors. Shelly and Jacob Carpenter came over while Matt was at a reunion. Jacob is so sweet and has the cutest smile. I think this is the second time we've gotten to see him. Lucas is very jealous when I hold other babies and has to be sitting on my lap the whole time I try and hold another baby. We decided to go for lunch at Chili's and had a really nice time. We finished our meals and Shelly had to go and pick up Matt. We said our good-byes and we went home. After laundry and working out, Jon and I finally got to sit down and watch the movie I had rented. Transporter 3. Not a bad flick. I hope everyone has a good week. We will be in town this coming weekend. Hope to see everyone.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

New Flip Flops







We went to Old Navy today and I couldn't resist getting Lucas some flip flops. There were tons of colors to choose from but we decided on a blue Hawaiian print. Jon will probably hate them but I don't care, they're really cute.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

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More pictures from today.

Gotta love this weather!
















The weather was so nice today that I couldn't resist taking Lucas to the park. Jon and Gramma had already been to the park with Lucas earlier in the day but I wanted my turn. We took the camera the second time around and got some really cute pictures. Lucas had a really good time playing on the slides, swings and steps. He also got to play in the leaves, which is something he's never done before. The weather is supposed to remain in the 70's for the next few days so hopefully we can take more outdoor pictures.


I also am showing a picture of the necklace I had made of Lucas' thumbprint. I have posted the website to the right if anyone is interested in doing something for themselves.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Where does the time go?











I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last post. I really don't know what I've been doing but I guess it's more important then this. Jon and I are still working out, not everyday but at least 4 times a week. As of today, I've lost 13.5 lbs. I still have many more pounds to go. Jon wasn't too concerned with weight loss as he was with toning up. I can see a difference in him as well.
Lucas loves to dance. He is always trying to find those toys that play music. He'll get the music going just to shake his rump. He is also more aware of what's on TV. He recognizes when "Blue's Clues", "Dora" and "The Backyardigans" are on. He is really into saying "hi". When I pick him up from daycare he can't say it enough and waves continuously. Lucas is also being more affectionate. He likes to give hugs and kisses. Cousin Grant can attest to the hugs. It kind of freaked him out.
Gramma and Grandad are coming our way this week. Lucas will get to spend all day with Gramma on Thursday. Oh what fun they will have. Chris, DeAnn and Charlotte Davison are coming to visit this weekend. I'm excited for the company but wish the weather was nicer so we didn't have to stay inside. Oh well.
Off to put my little guy to bed.